Free Stress Control Classes
The Southern Health and Social Care is running a series of free Stress Control classes

The Southern Health and Social Care is running a series of free Stress Control classes.

The six week course which is funded by the Public Health Agency and organised in conjunction with the Southern Regional College will take place in Armagh, Newry, Lurgan and Dungannon.

The Stress Control classes aim to help people who may be suffering from stress, anxiety or depression.

Jacqueline McKenna, Senior Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapist for the Southern Trust, who is Organising this programme says: “The pressures of modern life, juggling work, family and every day challenges can take their toll on many people, with one in five people in the UK taking a day off work due to stress at some point. We hope that through these classes we can help to equip people with skills and techniques to manage their own stress or indeed help a relative or friend to prevent it escalating into a much more serious mental health problem.

“Everyone is welcome and we particularly encourage males who traditionally don’t feel comfortable talking about or seeking help for their problems. You may wish to bring a friend or family member with you. Stress Control works as a class rather than as a group therapy sessions, so participants will not be asked to discuss any personal problems in front of others. There is no referral system, you can simply turn up.”

This course which was devised by Dr Jim White, an internationally-renowned Consultant Clinical Psychologist is taught worldwide and it will include: an overview of what stress is; controlling your body; controlling your thoughts; controlling your actions; getting a good night’s sleep and planning for the future. The course is designed to equip you with skills and techniques to manage stress or indeed help a relative or friend to prevent it escalating into a much more serious mental health problem.

Location Dates and Times for 6 week

Stress Control classes starts on:

Course Venue
Newry Tuesday from 10.00 am -11.30 am

7 November -12 December 2017

Altnaveigh House

51 Downshire Road, Newry BT34 1EE

Newry Tuesday from 6.30 pm – 8.00 pm

7 November -12 December 2017

Southern Regional College, Newry Campus, Lecture Theatre, East Building, Patrick Street, Newry BT35 8DN
Armagh Wednesday from 6.30 pm – 8.00 pm

8 November – 13 December 2017

Southern Regional College, Armagh Campus, Hall 138, Killylea Road Building, Windmill Hill, Armagh BT60 4BR

If you would like further information or if you wish to book a place please Tel: 028 3751 7170 or email: wellmind.hub@southerntrust.hscni.net or you can simply turn up at the Stress Control Course scheduled in the venue nearest to you.